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Little Changes= Big Difference

By Balletgirl6, Columbus, NJ

Nine hundred and five. Nine hundred and five species are non-existent. Nine hundred and five species have been diminished. Nine hundred and five species will never roam the face of the earth again. Gone. Because of us.
Endangered Species International said that in 2006, seven hundred eighty four species were already extinct. That means in just six years, one hundred twenty-one species were annihilated. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the number of species known to be threatened by extinction has topped 16,928! However, this number may be way underestimated, because only about 3% of the world’s 1.9 million species have been assessed for this particular list. One in four mammals and one in eight birds have a high risk of extinction. One in three amphibians and almost half of all tortoises and freshwater turtles are threatened.

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